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Anthony John Wasilewski, Douglas F Woodhead, Gary Lee Logston: Method and apparatus for providing conditional access in connection-oriented, interactive networks with a multiplicity of service providers. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Kelly A Gardner, Hubert J Barnhardt III, February 9, 1999: US05870474 (361 worldwide citation)

A control system provides secure transmission of programs, including at least one of video, audio, and data, between a service provider and a customer's set top unit over a digital network. Program bearing data packets are recieved in a first network protocol over a first data link and removed from ...


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Anthony J Wasilewski, Howard G Pinder, Glendon L Akins III, Michael S Palgon: Conditional access system. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Hubert J Barnhardt III, Kelly A Gardner, December 5, 2000: US06157719 (290 worldwide citation)

A cable television system provides conditional access to services. The cable television system includes a headend from which service "instances", or programs, are broadcast and a plurality of set top units for receiving the instances and selectively decrypting the instances for display to system sub ...


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Bruce A Anderson, Peter B Houser: Methods and apparatus for organizing and searching an electronic programming guide. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Hubert J Barnhardt III, Kelly A Gardner, December 21, 1999: US06005631 (217 worldwide citation)

A single program descriptor is assigned to each program in electronic programming guide (EPG) data which is transmitted to home communications terminals in a communications network. A relationship is then separately established between these descriptors and criteria which may be used by a subscriber ...


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Howard G Pinder, Michael S Palgon: Encryption devices for use in a conditional access system. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Hubert J Barnhardt III, Shelley L Couturier, July 23, 2002: US06424717 (182 worldwide citation)

A cable television system provides conditional access to services. The cable television system includes a headend from which service “instances”, or programs, are broadcast and a plurality of set top units for receiving the instances and selectively decrypting the instances for display to system sub ...


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Francis Richard Koperda: Cable data network architecture. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Kelly A Gardner, Hubert J Barnhardt III, August 4, 1998: US05790806 (177 worldwide citation)

A cable data network architecture includes a master head-end, at least one distribution hub connected to the master head end via a first communication link, and one more more user modems connected to the distribution hub(s) via a second communication link. The master head end includes an inter-hub c ...


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Arturo A Rodriguez, Dean F Jerding, Neilesh R Patel, Timothy W Simerly, Luis A Rovira, Xin Li: Method and apparatus for implementing a user interface for a videophone in a cable television network. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Hubert J Barnhardt III, Kelly A Gardner, December 7, 1999: US05999207 (171 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for a videophone in a cable television system allows the user to access the videophone functionalities with an input control device and a television monitor. The user can place a call, receive a call and store/access/call addresses using a remote in conjunction with the gr ...


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Francis R Koperda, John R Mann III: System and method for providing statistics for flexible billing in a cable environment. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Kelly A Gardner, Hubert J Barnhardt III, May 8, 2001: US06230203 (163 worldwide citation)

A system for providing flexible billing in a cable environment can establish billing practices based on tier level of service, quality of service or the amount of network resources consumed. A plurality of tiers or levels of service can be defined by parameters including at least a maximum or peak b ...


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Alexander G MacInnis: Multicast downloading of software and data modules and their compatibility requirements. PowerTV, Kenneth M Massaroni, Kelly A Gardner, Hubert J Barnhardt III, September 14, 1999: US05951639 (161 worldwide citation)

A system for downloading different versions of software or data modules into a plurality of terminals having different compatibility interfaces includes an authoring component for generating the different module versions, a downloading source including a descriptor table which associates each module ...


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Scott E Hrastar, Mark Scheil, Tom Steipp: Cable modem map display for network management of a cable data delivery system. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Kelly A Gardner, Hubert J Barnhardt III, August 7, 2001: US06272150 (139 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for recording and collecting the installed location of cable modems in a cable data network comprises a network manager for maintaining and collecting cable modem location information. Components of the network manager maintains a software agent that manages a database of modem installatio ...


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Glendon L Akins III, Robert O Banker, Michael S Palgon, Howard G Pinder, Anthony J Wasilewski: Representing entitlements to service in a conditional access system. Scientific Atlanta, Kelly A Gardner, Kenneth M Massaroni, Hubert J Barnhardt III, September 18, 2001: US06292568 (137 worldwide citation)

A cable television system provides conditional access to services. The cable television system includes a headend from which service “instances”, or programs, are broadcast and a plurality of set top units for receiving the instances and selectively decrypting the instances for display to system sub ...



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